Housing for Pima County veterans is rising fast north of East Ajo Way near South Sixth Avenue.
The Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson is scheduled to open next fall, said Homer Rodgers, Arizona Department of Veterans Services assistant deputy director for health care. The 137,500-square-foot complex is going up on 8.5 acres of land donated to the state by the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System.
The home, a joint project of the Phoenix firms Hayden Building Corp. and SDB Inc. , is being paid for with $18.2 million in federal stimulus funds from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and $9.8 million from the state.
For more information about the Arizona Department of Veterans Services and admission information for the home in Tucson, go to azdvs.gov
By the numbers
Total cost of the new veterans' home
Private bedrooms in the completed project
Number of veterans in Pima County